Han Mac Tu
He was born in Quảng Bình, worked as journalist in Saigon, and died in Qui Nhơn. Beside Hàn Mặc Tử, he also published as Minh Duệ Thị, Phong Trần and Lệ Thanh. Born into a poor family, he died of leprosy in 1940. Still popular today, he's known for his poems about the beauty of nature and romantic love. A Christian, he also wrote poems with religious and mystical overtones.
In 2004, a film was made about his life by Ho Chi Minh City Television. Trần Thiện Thanh wrote a song about him, Phạm Duy wrote a song cycles based on his poems, and in 2006, Director Lê Hùng mounted an ambitious play about Hàn Mặc Tử, "100 phút cuối cùng của Hàn Mặc Tử" ["The 100 last minutes of Hàn Mặc Tử"]. Experimental in nature, it was also noted for its ticket price, 50 USD at its Saigon premier.
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- Gái Quê, poetry (1936)
- Thơ Hàn Mặc Tử, poetry (1957)
- Ðau Thương, poetry, comprised of four volumes:
- -Hương Thơm
- -Mật đắng
- -Máu Cuồng
- -Hồn Ðiên
- Xuân Như Ý, drama
- Thương Thanh Hĩ, drama
- Cẩm Châu Duyên, drama
- Duyên Kỳ Ngộ, drama
- Quần Tiên Hội, drama
- Chơi Giữa Mùa Trăng, prose
Hàn Mặc Tử online
- Hàn Mặc Tử page on Đặc Trưng, with many poems
- Hàn Mặc Tử page on Thi Viện, with many poems. LINK MOVED TO A NEW SITE REQUIRING REGISTRATION, NOTED AUGUST 2009
- Essays about him on Thi Viện LINK MOVED TO A NEW SITE REQUIRING REGISTRATION, NOTED AUGUST 2009
- A song cycle based on Hàn Mặc Tử's poems, composed by Phạm Duy, as broadcast on Radio France Internationale
- "Đời thơ Hàn Mặc Tử vẫn còn long đong," by Đào Quốc Toàn LINK NOT WORKING, NOTED AUGUST 2009
- Vũ trụ thơ, a book by Đặng Tiến on Nguyễn Du, Bà huyện Thanh Quan, Tản Đà, Hàn Mặc Tử and Đinh Hùng (Saigon: Giao Điểm, 1972).